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Comparisons of management practices and farm design on Australian commercial layer and meat chicken farms: Cage, barn and free range

Scott, Angela Bullanday; Singh, Mini; Toribio, Jenny-Ann; Hernandez-Jover, Marta; Barnes, Belinda; Glass, Katie; Moloney, Barbara; Lee, Amanda; Groves, Peter


There are few published studies describing the unique management practices, farm design and housing characteristics of commercial meat chicken and layer farms in Australia. In particular, there has been a large expansion of free range poultry production in Australia in recent years, but limited information about this enterprise exists. This study aimed to describe features of Australian commercial chicken farms, with particular interest in free range farms, by conducting on-farm interviews of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188505
Access Rights: Open Access


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